The MovePlaylist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
December 5, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and


Justin Farrar was back in the co-pilot chair today, and I’m gonna agree with his assessment that this was our best show together–and I’m generally pleased as punch at the results when he shows up with his sack of musical smack. Justin’s contributions today were the smokin’ moog groove in the Fred Wesley and the JBs, the Jamaican jam by Rags and Riches, the flat-out weird Two Prong (we think that’s their name–it’s a VERY cryptic CD) and their insert photo of a hitchhiking hippy carrying a "James Taylor or Bust" sign, Hungarian freaks Galloping Coroners, the killer bass & drums duet who call themselves Eloe Omoe, The Move and their "Brontosaurus," the new old-time Appalachian music of Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers (see his blog Strawberry Flats for a recap of his trip up to Virginia to see these nuts), and Souled American–a band he’s been pushin’ on me for a while, with good reason.

— My contributions included a few inspired choices: Vancouver agit-prop post-punks U-J3RK5 and their "Naum Gabo"; the new Mississippi Records collection of UK Fall cum Young Marble Giants post-punkers Animals and Men (I REALLY love that song "Don’t Misbehave in the New Age"); French (yes, FRENCH–go figure) seered speed-garage-psych band Gunslingers (definitely one of my faves of the year); the sick Albert Ayler/Henry Vestine bagpipes/electric guitar duet from Ayler’s The Last Album (1969), which was not his last album, albeit close; Alfred G. Karnes’ beautiful and modern-sounding (as Justin pointed out) mountain gospel from the classic July 1927 Bristol, TN recordings (where Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family were also discovered); and the 1909 black gospel Fisk University Jubilee Quartet, from a killer collection called Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891-1922. Justin got a great idea for a book to be titled Soft Rock: Whites and the Death of the Record Industry, starring Paul Davis and Leo Sayer. I’m sure he’s gonna get right on that–look for it next year in a bookstore near you.

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Boscoe He Keeps You Boscoe Asterisk  
Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s Blow Your Head Damn Right I Am Somebody People  
Andy Votel (Tinido Trincando) Novos Baianos Brazilika: Nonstop Subtropical Psychedelia  
Rags and Riches It’s Not Right 12 Kingley Sounds Jamaican  
U-J3RK5 Naum Gabo VA – Vancouver Complication Sudden Death 1979 Vancouver  
Animals and Men Don’t Misbehave in the New Age Singles & Demos 1979-83 Mississippi 1980 UK  
Quintron Dirt Bag Fever Too Thirsty 4 Love Goner *
Two Prong Who Is Hockamoo? James Taylor B  
Mark Tucker Down the Pipeline In The Sack De Stijl *
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Breath-A-Thon Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic 1971  
The Cosmic Jokers Kinder des Alls 3 Galactic Supermarket 1974 Germany  
Galloping Coroners Get It Out for God’s Sake A Halal moresre tanitasa Von Unten Hungarian  
Gunslingers Into the Garage No More Invention World in Sound French  
Eloe Omoe Illidrium Marauders Animal Disguise  
Albert Ayler Untitled Duet The Last Album Impulse! 1969 with Ayler on bagpipes and Canned Heat’s Henry Vestine on guitar  
Andrew McGraw Pemungkah Kolaborasi *
Hitmen Death Grip Hitmen Australian  
Total Control Stare Way 7" Aarght!  
Milk ‘n’ Cookies Not Enough Girls in the World Milk ‘n’ Cookies 1975  
The Move Brontosaurus Looking On Capitol  
Ty Segall The Drag Ty Segall Castle Face *
Alfred G. Karnes Bound for the Promised Land VA – Fight On, Your Time Ain’t Long Mississippi 1927 Bristol recoding *
Jack Rose and the Black Twig Pickers Little Sadie Black/Jack EP  
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet Little David, Play on Yo’ Harp/Shout All Over God’s Heaven VA – Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922 Archeophone 1909  
Souled American Soldier’s Joy Fe Rough Trade 1988  
The Howling Hex O Why, Sports Coat? Earth Junk Drag City *

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